Rashad Ringo Smith

his week at L@TA we’ve got a soulful eight-piece band with a side of Bollywood discodelic, plus the Puppetsburg ladies give us a puppet-filled adventure with elephants! Illustrator Emily Caisip, whose mural “Moment of Gratitude” was installed on Front Street this spring, will be featured in the gallery.

Live at the Archway is DUMBO’s signature series: featuring dynamic musical performances + spectacle opening acts for kids & kidults + a pop-up art gallery + interactive art experiences, in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free, all ages, + rain or shine.

Say She She is a Brooklyn/London based soul band, with classic girl-group harmonies. Think dreamy discodelic with an injection of Bollywood.

Rashad Ringo Smith has been a persistent creative presence during modern urban music’s golden moments. Since his rise to prominence in hip-hop’s golden age, his beats have become must-haves for nearly every major hip-hop and R&B artist on the East Coast. Known for lending his talent to names that remain in the limelight, Smith is a paradigm of classy sampling and innovative production. With Uptown Records sessions keyboardist Avon Marshall, Smith formed the production duo Tumbling Dice, and the duo went on to become resident producers at the newly formed Bad Boy Records. He has worked on tracks for numerous chart-topping artists including Nas, LL Cool J, and Shabba Ranks. In 1995, he laid the beat for a remix of The Notorious B.I.G.’s “One More Chance,” one of the few remixes that would surpass the original version for radio playability. His repertoire has included production for Aaliyah, Fat Joe, MC Lyte, Das EFX, Yoyo, Slick Rick, Carl Thomas, En Vogue, 50 Cent, and Erykah Badu.